Secondary school pupils in Wrexham have been shaving their heads for charity.

Students at Ysgol Bryn Alyn volunteered to have their hair cut right off in front of their fellow classmates in order to support cancer charity Macmillan.

Pupils from multiple years agreed to take part in the event, with one student, Yase-min Evans, 15, donating part of her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs made from real hair to cancer patients who have lost theirs.

A spokesman for Ysgol Bryn Alyn said: “Earlier this year a number of Year 11 pupils requested permission to arrange a ‘Yygol Bryn Alyn Brave The Shave 2019’.

“The event,which took place on Friday, was a huge success with 29 pupils in years 7,9,10 and 11 taking part.

“The pupils who have all had grade 2 or 3 haircuts were proud to support such an amazing charity.

“A big thank you to Kelly Castell (ex pupil) and owner of The Hair Lounge Rossett, Emma Holland owner of Elm Hair and Beauty, Hayley Owens (ex pupil) and Jess Mannion who are all professional hairdressers who donated their time to this awesome event.

“A great day was had by all raising in excess of £1,000 with still many more donations/sponsorship money to come in.”

A spokesman from Macmillan sent an email of support to the young people saying: “It’s great to hear your school are supporting Macmillan by taking part in ‘Brave the Shave’. Thank you very much for your amazing support and the dedication you’re giving us. We simply couldn’t do what we do without dedicated fundraisers like you, and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of our team.

Adele Slinn, headteacher at Ysgol Bryn Alyn, added: “We have amazing children at Ysgol Bryn Alyn who are from a very proud community. I feel very privileged to be their headteacher and support them in this wonderful event”.